Quoting XavierMace, reply 63Quoting sporemaster, reply 61Again pre ordered in MARCH and STILL no email! [e digicons]:'([/e]
March of what year? I placed my preorder March 8th, 2011 and received the upgrade email at 10:28 this morning. Took about 5 tries to get the order to go through.
I really wish there was a separate Sins forum free from the people who do nothing but complain about every single thing Stardock does. If they are treating you so poorly, why are you still here?
I don't think we're complaining, we're just anxious and excited about ordering, and want to make sure we get one of the awesome sets. It's pretty sucky when everyone is talking about having ordered already, and you've yet to even receive an email (still haven't gotten one myself). It's more about anxious desire than complaining.
That comment was more directed towards the people complaining about the price/contents like they are somehow being wronged because they don't like it. "The game's still broken and you are wasting time with this!!!!!", like the programmers have been pulled away from their job to paint Kol models. Some of those people have dozens of threads doing nothing but complaining about how the game doesn't play EXACTLY as they want it. This is just the latest thing for them to complain about. The price is very competitive with other Collectors Edition products. If you don't think it's worth the price, then don't buy it, it's that simple.
I was only quoting sporemaster to point out that in the grand scheme of things, his pre-order is pretty recent since his tone (as I read it) implies that he thinks his 2012 preorder is at the top of the list. Assuming they are sending emails in the order the preorders were placed, he's pretty far down the list. My second preorder was on March 10th, 2012 and I haven't gotten an email on that one. I wasn't trying to be rude, just trying to give him a realistic expectation. If you can find the thread where they started handing out the beta invites, you can see the same pattern.
Also, I just want to say for the record regarding shipping estimates....
THE INITIAL ESTIMATE IS NOT AN ACCURATE NUMBER. I know it's been sort of mentioned, but a good portion of the people are complaining about the shipping estimate. Mine estimated $40 for shipping until I logged in at which point it dropped down to $11. In regards to the international shipping charges. I ship a great deal of stuff between Hong Kong and the US as well as inside the US. I've yet to figure out how they calculate shipping charges because it makes no sense at all. That said, shipping from HK to US for a package roughly this size usually runs around $40 (USD) so none of the above numbers seem that crazy. I also know shipping between US and Canada is ridiculously expensive considering the minimal extra distance.